OU Advocacy Cherry Hill Mini Mission Addresses Tuition Affordability With Trenton Legislators

March 3, 2014

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Cherry Hill delegates meet with Assembly Budget Chairman

Gary Schaer (center) during the OU Advocacy-NJ mission to Trenton.

On Thursday, OU Advocacy-NJ continued its series of mini-missions to Trenton with constituents from Cherry Hill. The delegation included leaders from local day schools, synagogues and community organizations.

During the visit, the delegation met with Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, Deputy Assembly Speaker Pamela Lampitt (D-6), Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald (D-6), and Michael Celler, the Jewish Liaison to Governor Chris Christie, as well as Assembly Budget Chairman Gary Schaer (D-36) and Assembly Members Angel Fuentes (D-5). State Senator James Beach acknowledged and welcomed the delegation to Trenton from the Senate Floor.

“The advocacy mission was a great success, as we had the opportunity to graciously thank those legislators who have been critical to the progress of our bills, engage with local representatives, and show Trenton that we are an active and involved constituency with important issues,” said Arielle Frankston-Morris, Associate Director of Community Engagement for OU Advocacy-NJ.

OU Advocacy-NJ’s series of mini advocacy missions brings small groups from communities throughout New Jersey to the Statehouse to meet with legislators. The missions provide participants with the unique opportunity to have small, more personalized discussions with their elected officials and give legislators an opportunity to hear about the challenging issues—such as tuition affordability—that is affecting their constituents on a micro level.

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